Thursday, 2 June 2011

A Social Experiment

I realised today that it has been more than a year since I blogged and I'm not really sure why.  I mean my last post was a cracker, covering exciting topics such as Cheryl Cole, Godalming Kebab Centre and badger news. 

Since that last post in February 2010, I’ve run two marathons, completed first a team triathlon and then a few weeks ago a solo one.  I’ve managed to find a first class dog training / walking team that have been able to put a lot of Murdoch’s problems to bed.  I’ve become an aunt, changed jobs and started commuting to London every day.  So it can’t be because I have nothing to say.

Is it because I'm used to condensing my thoughts into 140 characters for Twitter and boring people with the minutiae of my life on a more regular basis?  Is it because I already overshare on Facebook? 
Short answer: I don’t know. 
Slightly longer answer: Probably all of the above, but really I don’t know.

I guess there’s only one way to find out.  I’m going to do the unthinkable.  I’m going to go offline.
*GASP*Is this possible?  Is it wise?  Jeeeez, is it really possible?!?!?!
Short answer: I don’t know. 

But I intend to find out. It’s not forever; I’m just going to sign out of Twitter and Facebook for three days – Friday, Saturday & Sunday - and am going to see what effect it has on my life.  I’ll still be checking my email, but will turn off all notifications.
So if you see me wandering about wild eyed and twitchy over the next few days, please gently remove my iPhone from my desperately clenched hand and, if you’re feeling particularly kind, offer me a consolatory slice of cake or a cup of tea.
I’ll be back on Monday morning to see what everyone has been up to, but in the meantime, you guys are just going to have to get used to not knowing what I plan to have for dinner.
See you on the flipside….. 


  1. Have fun. I did this for awhile and it felt retro. Try not to use YouTube, iPlayer anf only watch TV that is on. Good luck.

  2. Good luck chick xx It's liberating! Twas without phone and all on holidays and I didn't miss a thing! Although the first thing I did when I got home was log on! LOL xx

  3. Risky, very risky! See you in a few days!